The first of May is May Day. In the northern hemisphere May Day is the celebration of the beginning of Spring with traditions of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May.
In many countries, May Day is a day for workers rights – in Australia we have Labour Day and an accompanying public holiday on the first Monday in May (in some states).
In Hawaii, May Day is also known as Lei Day – so you could have an Hawaiian Party
May Party Ideas
- Eurovision Party have a Eurovision party and share the mood. In 2014, the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- State of Origin Party - Game 1 see BCL pages for State of Origin QLD & State of Origin NSW for accommodation and links
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- Mother’s Day – have a party for your Mum, or have a party about “mothers”, or a “Mums night out” party.
- Secretary’s Day (or the more PC version, Office Professionals Day) is on the first Friday in May in Australia (but the Wednesday of the last full week in April in the USA and UK). Aimed at giving recognition to office staff is also a good excuse for a Secretary’s party. You could make this an office stationery party.
Famous May Birthdays
Have a party to celebrate the birthdays of these famous people or characters. Like current birthday, you can have them on the nearest weekend.
- 11 May – Salvador Dali
- 13 May – Arthur Sullivan – of Gilbert and Sullivan
- 14 May – George Lucas – Star Wars Party
- 16 May – Liberace
- 20 May – Cher
- 22 May – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes – have a Mystery or Whodunit Party
- 28 May – Kylie Minogue – plenty of dress-ups and karaoke, or go further back and have a Scott and Charlene wedding. Did you know that you can still do Neighbours tours in Melbourne?
See themes for other months
- January Party Ideas January is the start of a new year and mid-summer so costumes that are not too hot are best.
- February Party Ideas
- March Party Ideas
- April Party Ideas includes Easter, plus lots of TV soap birthdays
- May Party Ideas
- June Party Ideas
- July Party Ideas
- August Party Ideas
- September Party Ideas Pirate Paaarghties and more
- October Party Ideas Oktoberfest and Halloween with lots in between
- November Party Ideas starts with the Melbourne Cup
- December Party Ideas more than Christmas